Shooting believed to be self-inflicted
Granite Falls Police say that a man found with a gunshot wound Wednesday afternoon may have shot himself.
Police did not release the man's name or details about his wound.He was transported to Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory.
The man called 911 himself from the home he shares on Bumgarner Road with his girlfriend and several of her relatives, Police Chief Ritch Bolick said.
Neighbors interviewed Wednesday said they did not hear a gunshot or see anything unusual. Wesley Hagerty, who lives across Duke Power Street from the residence, said he saw the man watering flowers and tending to his yard about 9 a.m. but did not hear a gunshot or any notice any commotion before police arrived.